Mother told to pay compensation in row over children

June 30, 2016 0 comments

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An Indian mother must pay compensation to her estranged husband, , a family court has ruled, after she refused to let him see their daughter. The man and his own mother had flown to Mumbai from the southern state of Kerala for court-scheduled contact with his daughter during the school holidays last Christmas. Following the…

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American parents have largest ‘happiness gap’

June 30, 2016 0 comments

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The United States has one of the world’s largest “happiness gaps” between parents and childless people, a new study suggests. Researchers from universities in Texas and North Carolina gathered data from social surveys carried out in 22 different countries. These included the US, Australia, New Zealand, Russia and a number of European nations. The research…

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Australian PM ‘has no plan B on gay marriage’

June 30, 2016 0 comments

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The Australian government has made no alternative plans should legislation to allow a gay marriage referendum fail, a senior advisor to the former Prime Minister has claimed. Peta Credlin was Chief of Staff to Tony Abbott, who served as Prime Minister between 2013 and 2015. Earlier this month, his successor Malcolm Turnbull promised a referendum…

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English court asserts jurisdiction in child dispute

June 29, 2016 0 comments

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The courts of England and Wales have jurisdiction in an international dispute between two parents, the High Court has ruled. PKA v CJC concerned the care of boy born in December 2012. His American father and English mother met and married while the father was serving in the US military and stationed in Germany. In…

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A not-so-private affair

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June 29, 2016 0 comments

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With all the doom and gloom in the air at the moment, I thought I would find something a little lighter to write about. How about a celebrity wedding? If not quite a fairy tale, the wedding between well-known journalist, producer and television presenter Günther Jauch and his bride Dorothea Sihler-Jauch was still a pretty…

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Marilyn Stowe on divorce and family law

June 29, 2016 2 comments

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This morning, Marilyn Stowe appeared on Radio Verulam in St Albans, where Stowe Family Law has one of its offices. She was asked a series of questions on a range of family law topics from the station’s listeners. The first of which came from a woman whose husband was having an affair, although she couldn’t…

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Ofsted criticises children’s services

June 29, 2016 2 comments

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The majority of children’s services in this country are not good enough, Ofsted has declared. The watchdog published its third annual report on children’s social care in England this week. According to their figures, three out of every four local authorities received a rating lower than ‘good’ in the most recent round of inspections. Of…

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